National Golf Championship set to be part of VGA tour

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The opening ceremony of the National Golf Championship – VinFast Cup 2022 in Hà Nội on March 21. Photo Tuoitre.vn

HÀ NỘI — The National Golf Championship (VinFast Cup 2022), which is part of the Vietnam Golf Association (VGA) from 2022, will officially take place on April 19-24 at Vinpearl Golf Hải Phòng, the organiser announced on Monday.

This marks the first time this tournament has been included in the professional golf tournament system (VGA Tour).

With a total prize value of up to VNĐ1.2 billion, including VNĐ1 billion for the men’s group and VNĐ200 million for the women’s group, the National Golf Championship – VinFast Cup 2022 holds the record for the highest purse for women among professional golf tournaments in the country.

The tournament is expected to have a maximum of 120 male and 40 female Vietnamese golfers. Athletes will compete in four rounds on the Marshland course. Most of Việt Nam’s best golfers will compete at the tournament.

Vinpearl Golf Hải Phòng, an 18-hole golf course with a total par of around 72, has a unique design with great difficulty over all types of terrain.

The tournament limits the maximum handicap index for players to 6 for men and 10 for women to ensure high professional quality.

The tournament is keen on supporting 100 per cent of the participation fee for all amateur golfers under 18 years old to encourage young talent.

Young Vietnamese golfers need a boost in preparation for the 31st SEA Games in May 2022 after a period of cancellations due to the pandemic.

According to the committee, the organising committee will conduct precautionary measures against COVID-19 to ensure a safe and successful tournament.

Held since 2005, the National Golf Championship is the oldest golf tournament in Việt Nam, laying the foundation of the VGA’s national tournament system.

This is the only professional tournament of the year for golfers of Vietnamese nationality to find the best Vietnamese athletes.

The tournament will be broadcast live from April 20 to 23 via the official channels of the VGA Tour, VHndicap, GolfNewsTV, other major sports channels and TV apps. — VNS

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